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List of Different Types of Occupation

What is an Occupation? | List of Different Types of Jobs & Occupation

Are you able to recall what kind of job you wanted to have as a child? You might have quickly realized that there aren't any jobs that allow you to be a superhero or wizard if that was your dream. However, if you repeatedly ask children "What do you want to be when you grow up?" a few more realistic professions will surface.

Because they have such vivid imaginations, kids frequently consider the types of jobs they might choose to pursue. We're going to be giving kids some basic vocabulary for jobs and occupations in this post. Kids' knowledge is enhanced when they have a firm understanding of various occupations. A list of many careers and jobs that can be taught to children is provided below.

What Is An Occupation?

A job, or occupation, is a person’s role in society. It involves various  activities a person do in order to generate income. Alternatively, a profession is anything done to generate money. Several types of occupation include teaching, medicine, engineering, and writing.

List of Jobs and Occupations | Types of Jobs Pictures

Learning About Jobs And Professions For Kids

1) Cook / Chef

A cook prepares our meals every day


2) Teacher

She teaches in a school or college


3) Painter

A painter paints. They are artists

4) Astronaut

A person who flies in the outer space

5) Tailor

A tailor sews our clothes.


6) Policeman

Policemen enforce laws, investigate crimes, and maintain order.

7) Shepherd

He takes care of the sheep.

8) Gardener

A gardener takes care of our gardens.


A carpenter makes doors, windows, tables and chairs. 

10) Nurse

She looks after sick people especially under the guidance of a doctor.

11) Waiter

He waits at the tables in a restaurant, or café to take orders for meals and delivers it.

12) Cobbler

He mends shoes.

13) Porter

He carries luggage and other loads, especially in a railway station, airport, hotel, or market. 

14) Potter

He makes dishes, plates, and other objects from clay, usually by hand on a special wheel.

15) Doctor

A doctor treats people who are sick.


He grows crops.

17) Postman

He delivers letters.

18) Firefighter

He extinguishes fires.

19) Barber

He shaves, trim, or style hair and beards.

Types of Jobs and Occupations

Out of thousands and thousands of occupations, we’ve compiled a list of jobs and occupations that are common.


Jobs and Occupation Vocabulary List 

  • Waiter
  • Paramedic
  • Dentist
  • Train conductor
  • Nurse
  • Electrician
  • Doctor
  • Businessman
  • Football player
  • Student
  • Surgeon
  • Doorman
  • Secretary
  • Astronaut
  • Soldier
  • Repairman
  • Scientist
  • Reporter
  • Construction worker
  • Professor
  • Police officer
  • Postman
  • Photographer
  • Pilot
  • Catholic nun
  • Painter
  • Mechanic
  • Magician
  • Lifeguard
  • Lunchroom supervisor
  • Clown
  • Housekeeper
  • Gardener
  • Forest ranger
  • Builder
  • Foreman
  • Farmer
  • Flight attendant
  • Fireman
  • Engineer
  • Carpenter
  • Architect
  • Boxer
  • Cameraman
  • Detective
  • Journalist
  • Housewife
  • Diver
  • Pope
  • Priest
  • Salesman
  • Librarian
  • Pirate
  • Singer


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